A Comparative Examination of the Matriarchal Elements in the Epic of Koroghlu

Keywords: Epic of Koroghlu, Hieros Gamos, Ritual Sacrifice, Matriarchy, Minstrelsy Tradition

Abstract

This study aims to shed light on the matriarchal past of Turkish culture by revealing the matriarchal elements in the Epic of Koroghlu. As well as these elements are the ones we can see as the traces of matriarchal culture such as tomb, spring, blindness, pomegranate and apple, they are also related to the rituals of the sacrifice of a god/king and sacred marriage which we can see in many cultures. The existence of such phenomena in different cultures enables us to complete the missing pieces by comparing them. Therefore, such a comparison has also been made in the present study to comprehend the matriarchal elements in the Epic of Koroghlu better.

Author Biography

Ünsal Çimen, Muş Alparslan University

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Published
2020-12-11
How to Cite
Çimen, Ünsal. (2020). A Comparative Examination of the Matriarchal Elements in the Epic of Koroghlu. Kadın/Woman 2000, Journal for Women’s Studies, 21(2), 127-142. https://doi.org/10.33831/jws.v21i2.158